you expect your lawyers to be smart
Our practice is broad and deep, spanning the globe and crossing industries. Like many
lawyers, we pride ourselves on our integrity, client relationships, and ability to win cases.
But that’s not why 53 of us left a major law firm in 1979 to start Crowell & Moring LLP.
We did it because we believed we could create a different kind of law firm. A place where
lawyers could think differently. Act differently. Be themselves. What we are has much to do
with what we are not: stuffy, arrogant, closed-minded.
Instead, we’re here for you when you need us. To think strategically as well as creatively.
To be intellectually curious. To work together as one team, leveraging individual strengths
where they will have the greatest impact. To enjoy what we do. To be tough, yet approachable.
To serve our community as well as our clients. To have a life outside of work. To win.
but what about creative?
experience. creativity. results.
Crowell & Moring is a full-service international law firm. Our client list includes Fortune 50 companies
and multinational corporations, governments, and public and private entities. Some might be impressed
by our involvement in high stakes litigation and complex IP matters as well as our groundbreaking antitrust
and government contracts work. But we’d prefer to impress you by solving your unique legal challenge.
Litigation is a core strength at Crowell & Moring. We resolve all kinds of issues, but it’s the
challenging ones that we thrive on. Many of our cases are bet-the-company-type disputes—
the ones that make national and international news. We bring and defend lawsuits in courts and
tribunals all over the world, on matters spanning all of our practice and industry competencies.
Our lawyers represent clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts, domestic and
international arbitration panels, and in administrative actions before U.S. governmental agencies.
We bring global resources not only in litigation, but in our other practices as well, so you have
the specialized expertise your matter may require. Our passion for excellence means we won’t
rest until we’ve done all we can to resolve your matter.
I t ’ s n o t wh at we do .
A renowned practice. Outstanding credentials.
Crowell & Moring is regularly involved in headline- While knowledge and experience are critical to
making matters such as the recent $16 billion success, credentials also make a big difference.
merger for a major telecom provider soon followed So it’s good to know that our practice includes
by an $86 billion acquisition of another provider. lawyers who have served key positions in the
We’ve counseled the highest profile clients in the Department of Justice, National Security Council,
most complicated product and mass tort matters EPA, Federal Aviation Administration, SEC, OMB,
nationwide. So whether you’re seeking national as well as Federal Court law clerks. In addition, we
counsel for a major class action or representation have a broad range of experience at the FTC, the
in a transatlantic merger, you can be sure you’re European Commission, and other similar entities.
getting a world-class team on your side.
It’ s wh at we d o d I f f e r e n t ly.
SucceSS thriveS on attention.
Let’s face it. We wouldn’t have such a great track record if we
sat in a corner office pontificating on our expertise. We begin
by working with you and really listening. Before we tackle an
issue, we take an active, in-depth interest in discovering what
it’s all about. We then apply our expertise accordingly.
there for you.
It starts with responsiveness
and accessibility. We understand
that all clients need and expect
practical business advice
delivered quickly and concisely.
Our legal and consulting teams
are experienced in dealing with
time-sensitive demands in both
national and international arenas.
a pract Ice t hat spans th e g lo b e c a n s tIll b e d o wn to ea rth .
Our Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, London, and Brussels
offices all share a common culture. Our doors are always open. Our walls are covered
with family photos instead of stiff portraits. From the West Coast to Western Europe,
we enthusiastically cross practice lines to form multidisciplinary, multicultural teams.
If you’re expecting dark hallways and dour expressions, you’ll be pleasantly surprised
here. There are no stuffed shirts. Instead, you’ll find smart, down-to-earth professionals
who embrace the challenge of practicing sophisticated law. And who believe in having a
life outside of it.
Washington, DC » Our main office, located in employment, government contracts,
Washington, DC, is one of the largest firms intellectual property, real estate development,
in the region. Our proximity to the federal construction disputes, and related
courts, departments, and regulatory agencies environmental concerns. It also serves
puts us at the heart of issues of national and as our gateway to Asia.
Europe » Our London and Brussels offices
New York » Our New York office was opened reflect the cross-border nature of our clients’
in 2006 and includes lawyers practicing in the businesses, their increased focus on European
areas of litigation, intellectual property, labor & markets, and the growing importance of the
employment, corporate & securities, financial European community. Lawyers provide a range
services, bankruptcy and more. The growing of transactional, counseling, regulatory, and
office allows the firm to effectively serve clients litigation capabilities for both international and
in New York and beyond. domestic clients.
Los Angeles » Our Los Angeles office, located C&M International » C&M International
in the heart of downtown LA, focuses on helps clients get their business issues
antitrust, commercial litigation and arbitration, before international decision makers.
and criminal defense, with an emphasis on C&M International helps navigate the unique
complex and white collar cases, civil rights regulatory aspects of international trade,
litigation, appeals, and—where the matter and leverages international policy tools to
has the potential to affect a client’s rights and help clients achieve their business goals
interests—civil litigation and administrative around the world. The C&M International staff
proceedings. includes former trade negotiators, economists,
and political scientists, as well as former
Orange County » Located in Irvine, California, members of the Executive branch and senior
our Orange County office handles a range congressional staff.
of matters including litigation, labor &
a d e e p u n d e r S ta n d i n g o f t h e l aw a n d t h e p e o p l e i t S e r v e S.
We dedicate ourselves to learning about your business, knowing your
commercial environment and understanding your business objectives.
We take immediate action to keep you on top of what’s important to you.
We alert you to significant legal and policy developments when, or even before,
they arise. We bring legal and business opportunities to your attention. In
short, we serve as your eyes and ears in the markets or institutions you serve.
Successful, long-lasting relationships don’t happen by chance. At Crowell & Moring,
they are the result of talent, hard work, trust, and chemistry. Above all, they’re the result
of a genuine passion for the law and how it affects you, the client. The firm is well known
and respected for the work we do in complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory,
government contracts, environmental, antitrust, labor & employment, white collar,
international dispute resolution, health care, and corporate matters. But those are by no
means all we do. No matter what the practice area, you can be sure your issue will receive
our intense focus, experience, and sensitivity.
Here’s a look at the scope and depth of our work:
» Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust Group has handled » We continue to counsel the nation’s leading
several multibillion dollar transactions in the patent pool administrator, Via Licensing
telecommunications industry within recent Corporation, on the activities of nearly a dozen
years, including the SBC/Cingular Wireless patent pools relating to cutting-edge wireless
$41 billion acquisition of AT&T Wireless, SBC’s and audio technologies, including the AAC
$16 billion acquisition of AT&T Corp., and technology in the iPod.
AT&T’s $86 billion acquisition of BellSouth.
» Crowell & Moring’s Corporate Group advised
» We represented Enron Creditors Recovery a number of global investment banks who
Corp. in the largest bankruptcy settlement are dealers in the Credit Default Swap
in U.S. history with Citigroup and Deutsche markets on the formation, together with
Bank to settle MegaClaims litigation. With this IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., of ICE Trust,
settlement, nearly $20 billion will be returned the industry’s first CDS clearing house.
to innocent creditors.
» Crowell & Moring represents Sprint Nextel
» We obtained a first positive decision in in a variety of IP litigations, as a party and
Sabam vs. SA Scarlet Extended, resulting in intervenor, at the district courts, at the ITC,
a significant victory not only for our client but and at the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal
for Internet access and service providers at Board (TTAB).
large. The affirmative outcome constitutes a
first step toward confirming the principle that » Crowell & Moring represents several Newell
ISPs in Europe cannot be held liable for the Rubbermaid business units including Graco,
unauthorized exchange of music files that Goody, Calphalon, and Bernzomatic on product
occurs over their networks. safety compliance matters and before federal
and state agencies such as the Consumer
» We represented the families of Americans Product Safety Commission and the National
killed in one of the deadliest terrorist events Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
in commercial aviation history prior to 9/11.
A federal judge ordered the Government of » We represent our clients before virtually every
Libya and six of its officials to pay approximately federal administrative agency on varied issues
$6 billion in damages, the only judgment ever such as new technologies and commercial
issued against a foreign sovereign in transactions. We counsel clients in response
contested litigation. to government investigations and agency
inspections and advise them on changing
» We counseled Nortel Networks Corporation statutes, administrative policies, and guidelines.
in its widely reported tender offer and We also represent clients in litigation before
acquisition of IT contractor PEC Solutions federal agencies.
Inc. for $448 million.
» We represent dozens of Fortune 500 companies
» Crowell & Moring serves as primary outside in plaintiff’s recovery actions that have delivered
counsel on antitrust matters for DuPont hundreds of millions of dollars to our clients.
and, since 1992, has also served as national
coordinating counsel with regard to the
company’s asbestos litigation.
S e r v i n g o u r c o m m u n i t y, S t r e n g t h e n i n g o u r S e lv e S .
Crowell & Moring was the first major firm in the U.S. to employ
a full-time public service counsel, and the importance of her role
is evidenced by her partner status. The firm contributes more than
21,000 hours annually on pro bono matters—a more than
$4 million investment. It’s no wonder we’ve twice been honored
as Pro Bono Firm of the Year in Washington, DC.
While our cases run the gamut from racial discrimination
to political asylum, the firm has made a special commitment
to children, the homeless, and domestic violence victims.
Each and every pro bono client receives the highest
Our pro bono commitment allows our associates to gain
critical legal experience that ultimately benefits our clients.
And our efforts have a positive impact upon our community
as a whole.
Great minds think differently.
At Crowell & Moring, our success as a firm depends
on creating and maintaining a diverse team of talented
professionals. Different perspectives, histories, and
experience don’t just make us interesting as individuals;
they also make us stronger as a team.
a great place to work.
We’re not the only ones who think so. American Lawyer recognized Crowell & Moring as having
the “Best Firm Atmosphere.” The Washington Business Journal named us one of the best places
to work. The DC Bar Association awarded us with the Constance C. Belfiore Quality of Life
Award. But the best evidence is the many lawyers who have chosen to stay with us—not for just
a year or two, but for an entire career.
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